Category: Weekly News

Weekly News Roundup March 6-9

Facebook filters fake news by tweaking its algorithm Facebook begins to flag links that are associated with fake news to help users filter out deceptive news articles. Facebook also will be providing their users with a complied list of websites and “news” channels that have been known to post fake news in the past. Facebook...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 27 – March 3

  Snapchat has a market capitalization of $33 billion and is creating a drone Snapchat started with an IPO of $24 billion on its first day at the New York Stock Exchange and closed up 44% creating a market capitalization of $33 billion. Meanwhile, the company is building their own drone. Snapchat set for $24...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 17-24

AMD is getting ready to launch Ryzen in March, their latest and greatest computer processor series If its exponential increase in stock price is any cue, AMD’s revival is real this time. In fact, AMD’s Ryzen processors are so popular, they’re already best sellers on Amazon. We revealed new die shots of Ryzen at ISSCC, revealing the cache...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 10-17

Pokémon Go releases Generation II Pokémon The Pokémon Go team  has announced a new generation for the first time since it’s initial launch in July 2016. Trainers, over 80 more Pokémon and new features are here! https://t.co/7hUwB1wVBAhttps://t.co/9gVfrwaemA — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 16, 2017 Summary of what was announced: Additional Pokémon, New Evolutions, New Encounter Gameplay, New Berries, New Avatars...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 3-10

Trump’s travel ban remains blocked The federal appeals court rejected Trump’s reinstatement request, which will likely be appealed. Breaking News: President Trump’s travel ban remains blocked: An appeals court rejected a bid to reinstate it. https://t.co/6asyLC0jzr — The New York Times (@nytimes) February 9, 2017 Trump immediately took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 26 – March 4

Google Self- Driving car hits bus #googlecar Google Self-Driving Car Hits A Bus In Los Angeles And It’s At Fault: Here’s What Happened -… https://t.co/c6jOLaOYVm#TechNews — The Google Car (@thegooglecar) March 2, 2016 In a recent report filed with California regulators, Google admitted to some responsibility for the accident. Even though there have been other incidents...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 22-26

Apple Making it Even Harder to Hack iPhones After last week’s recent events with Apple and the FBI, Apple engineers have started developing new security measures that will make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone. “What’s at stake here is, can the government compel Apple to write software that we believe...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 12-19

Apple takes a stand against FBI Big news this week is the announcement from Apple that the company will not comply with an FBI request to create a backdoor for unlocking iPhones. Although the FBI claims that this capability will only be used on one phone – a phone involved in the San Bernardino case...